Minor Overview

Music is more than a subject for academic study, an art form or a casual pastime. It is a great passion and universal language shared by all of the world’s cultures. The minor in music teaches you music history and theory, as well as the rudiments of composition. The studio component enables you to explore music as an avenue for your own artistic expression through lessons in an instrument of your choosing. Depending on your level of interest, you’ll have the option to participate in one of the university’s undergraduate performing ensembles.

While the minor makes you a more sophisticated listener and practitioner of music, it also presents it as an interdisciplinary art form that compliments the study of other visual performing arts and academic disciplines. Its influence is continuously felt in historical and literary developments, while its importance to cultural identity, race and even cognitive development make it particularly enriching to many social science fields.

Curriculum and Requirements

Music Minor Curriculum

Course List
Required Courses
Take three semesters of MU 110 (Private Music Lessons) 1 credit per semester3
MU 110
Private Music Lessons
MU 130Understanding Music3
MU 230Music Theory I3
MU 330Music Theory II3
Select three semesters of a performing ensemble (1 credit each):3
MU 190
Quinnipiac University Singers
MU 194
Jazz Ensemble
MU 200
Special Topics
Elective course3
Total Credits18